Varietal preferences and within-orchard and tree distribution of newly recorded gall midges

Dasineura amaramanjarae and Procontarinia mangiferae (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), from commercial mango cultivars in Pakistan

Abstract

Gall midges damage mango by feeding on flowers and fruit tissues, inducing galls on leaves, and providing inoculums of anthracnose. Dasineura amaramanjarae Grover and Procontarinia mangiferae (Felt), two gall midges that damage flowers in all mango-growing areas of the world, have recently been recorded in Pakistan, and studies were conducted in 2011 and 2012 on the within-tree and orchard distribution patterns and cultivar preference of both species in Pakistan at one location (Rahim Yar Khan).

Citation

Rehman, H.M., Mahmood, R., Razaq, M., Saeed, R., Jamil, M. and Reddy, G.V.P. (2017) Varietal preferences and within-orchard and tree distribution of newly recorded gall midges, Dasineura amaramanjarae and Procontarinia mangiferae (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), from commercial mango cultivars in Pakistan. Environmental Entomology 46(4), 826–830.

Varietal preferences and within-orchard and tree distribution of newly recorded gall midges, Dasineura amaramanjarae and Procontarinia mangiferae (Diptera: Cecidomyiidae), from commercial mango cultivars in Pakistan

Published 1 August 2017